Commissioned by In Between Time for IBT21 The Rupture

The Lockdown Resolution

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“Mammalian Diving Reflex deserves a recognition that hasn’t been invented yet“ Khristián Méndez Aguirre, Guest Blogger, Fusebox

A unique performance using 360° video and live audio

The Lockdown Resolution joined three incredible young people from Bristol – Alke, Chris and Germain – as they explored how to make a gentler and more contemplative normal.

Just at the exact moment things were really supposed to start happening, this trio were forced to pause their lives. They had no choice, leaned into it and found themselves some simple joy.

The Lockdown Resolution combines 360° video and live performance to take the audience on a virtual tour led by three young Bristolians, for whom the pandemic offered welcome respite. The Lockdown Resolution is about the quandary on so many minds: should we ever go back to the way we were before?

After IBT15‘s incredible staging of Nightwalks with Teenagers, we are delighted to welcome back Mammalian Diving Reflex to premiere this digital adaptation of their successful 2015 work.

The Lockdown Resolution was created entirely during the pandemic. This hybrid performance was enjoyed either in person at Arnolfini with 10 people socially-distanced or remotely from home.

Director: Darren O’Donnell

Codevisors and performers: Alke Schwarz, Chris Lewis, Germain Loud

Creative Advisor and Editor: Fi Nicholson

Dramaturg: William Drew

Guest Dramaturg: Jana Eiting

Produced for Mammalian by Ryan Lewis, Tina Fance & Alice Fleming

Image © Paul Blakemore

Mammalian Diving Reflex is dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences. They create site and social-specific performance events, theatre productions, participatory gallery installations, videos, film, art objects and theoretical texts, collaborating with non-artists to create work that recognises the social responsibility of art, fosters a dialogue and dismantles barriers between individuals of all ages, cultural, economic and social backgrounds.

Mammalian brings people together in new and unusual ways around the world, to create work that is engaging, challenging, and gets people talking, thinking and feeling. They make ideal entertainment for the end of the world.

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